ETC today announced a change to the company’s normal workflow, including a reduction in hours for employees, due to the effects of COVID-19 novel coronavirus. Vice president of marketing David Lincecum took the opportunity to share the news and his thoughts with Live Design this afternoon.
The global pandemic COVID-19 has cancelled many live events, eliminated large gatherings, and driven people into their homes. In such challenging times, the entertainment industry has remained as creative as ever, turning to digital events, live streaming, and free online training to keep colleagues occupied and primed for work once the time comes. Design and production studio Fireplay has launched an equally creative and optimistic solution, KeepLiveAlive, offering new possibilities for fan engagement in a virtual-event context. Fireplay is partnering with PRG to create live-stream and on-demand content ready for distribution on any social channel. Fireplay will collaborate with the artist to create a design strategy. Utilizing PRG's inventory of cameras, lighting, audio, scenic, LED, and 35LIVE!, a new and innovative Cine Workflow in a multi-camera broadcast environment, Fireplay will then execute the design and film in a rented rehearsal space or studio. Finally, Fireplay will provide a fully-edited performance plus content that is edited for promotional campaigns across various social media platforms.
Live from New York, the team at A.C.T Lighting held demos today of zactrack SMART plug-and-play automated follow system, timed to coincide with the announcement that the US distributor now handles the line of products exclusively in North America.
Otello HD is a new member or the LED Fresnel family from Coemar Lighting. Focused on theatre and TV studio applications, the lighting fixture features traditional characteristics of a Fresnel including a soft-edged beam and a smooth and homogeneous light field, with improved HD electronics, an advanced LED controller, 20-bit dimming, and updated color mixing. The range includes two models: 150mm and 200mm lens versions. Both include VariWhite and FullSpectrum 6 in two power steps. coemar.com
ConnectCAD 2020 signal flow technology is now part of the Vectorworks 2020 Service Pack 2 release. The add-on to Vectorworks Spotlight and Designer allows designers to lay out signal flows in an easy-to-read format, as well as collaborate among team members and project stakeholders. Featuring include the ability to create schematic drawings, make changes throughout the iterative design process, diagram rack layouts, check for errors, create detailed reports, and communicate effectively with onsite installation technicians. vectorworks.net
The Shure VPH is a long microphone handle engineered for on-camera interviews and live reporting. The VPH features a Shure RPW interchangeable cartridge interface and XLR connectivity to broadcast mixers and recorders. VPH lets users choose from a variety of interchangeable Shure wireless capsules to maximize sound based on situational needs. Choose from a range of polar patterns with PG58, SM58, SM86, SM87A, Beta 58A, Beta 87A, Beta 87C, VP68, KSM8, and KSM9 cartridge options. shure.com